CDC HIV & TB Symposium

CDC HIV & TB Symposium

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), organized a two-day HIV & TB Intervention Symposium for all her Implementing Partners (IPs) in Nigeria.

The event which took place at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja on the 13th and 14th of November 2017, was designed to highlight the achievements of IPs in the country and forge a way forward for the future.

Each IP, including Caritas Nigeria, gave a brief overview of their five year HIV & TB program activities.

On the first day, Caritas Nigeria, through its Senior Technical Assistant, Dr. Wale Fadare, made a presentation which showcased the SUSTAIN programs Community ART (cART) platforms such as the use of eRangers to access hard-to-reach areas as well the Congregational approach for PMTCT. During one of the Panel Discussion sessions, Project Director, Dr. John Oko responded to questions from the audience on the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and lessons learnt from implementation of the cART program. {gallery}cdcsymposium{/gallery}

One of the centres of attraction at the event was Caritas Nigeria’s booth where its recently commissioned documentary on the SUSTAIN program was streamed for participants to view. Visitors to the booth were also excited to pick copies of Caritas Nigeria’s Strategic Plan, Fact sheet, Annual Report, PMD Pro flyers, and Quality Improvement Standard Operating Protocol (SOP).

Worth mentioning was the recognition accorded by CDC to Caritas Nigeria for their Quality Improvement (QI) SOP, a manual which most IPs did not have.
The CDC-sponsored Symposium had in attendance, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac F. Adewole, Director General of NACA, Dr. Sani Aliyu, US Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. W. Stuart Symington and CDC Atlanta representatives amongst several other stakeholders.

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